THE WEEK AHEAD Nov. 8-14: Broadway Stars Go Back Into the Woods and Storytime With Anjelica Huston

Inside Track   THE WEEK AHEAD Nov. 8-14: Broadway Stars Go Back Into the Woods and Storytime With Anjelica Huston
 
Playbill.com's weekly planner reminds you that Alan Alda and Candice Bergen fall in Love… Bill Cosby at Carnegie… Stephen Sondheim, Bernadette Peters, Joanna Gleason and more return to the Woods… and Anjelica Huston has a "Story" to tell.
Candice Bergen
Candice Bergen

A grand salute to all our veterans this WEEK AHEAD!

Saturday, November 8
CASTING→ Alan Alda and Candice Bergen step into the roles of Andrew and Melissa, lifelong pen pals who share a complicated but love-filled relationship in A.R. Gurney's classic two-hander Love Letters. Alda and Bergen will play through Dec. 5, making way for other star "lovers": Stacy Keach and Diana Rigg (Dec. 6-Jan. 7) and Anjelica Huston and Martin Sheen (Jan. 10-Feb. 1). (Brooks Atkinson Theatre, 256 W. 47th St., btwn. Broadway & 8th Ave. Info/tickets.)

GO→ Legendary comedian and TV star Bill Cosby takes to the iconic Carnegie Hall stage as part of the New York Comedy Festival. (8 PM, Carnegie Hall, 881 7th Ave., at 57th St. Info/tickets.)

Sunday, November 9
LAST CHANCE→ It's your last chance to catch the delightfully funky new musical Found. Writers Lee Overtree and Tony nominee Hunter Bell with musician Eli Boli string together the discarded notes and letters of Found Magazine into a beautiful narrative about love, friendship and finding gold in someone else's trash. (Atlantic Theater Company, 336 W. 20th St., btwn. 8th & 9th Aves. Info/tickets.)

GO (CA)→ The original Broadway company of Into the WoodsBernadette Peters, Joanna Gleason, Chip Zien, Robert Westenberg, Kim Crosby, Danielle Ferland and Ben Wright — join creators Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine for a musical celebration of the Tony-winning tuner. It's a new year for the beloved 1987 musical: Rob Marshall's starry film version (with Meryl Streep and Johnny Depp) hits theatres this Christmas. Magic, indeed! (1 PM & 6 PM, Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, CA. Info/tickets.) Monday, November 10
GO→ Christmas comes early at Radio City Music Hall when the iconic Rockettes take to the stage for the annual Radio City Christmas Spectacular! (Through Dec. 31, Radio City Music Hall, 1260 6th Ave., btwn. 50th & 51st Sts. Click here for Playbill Club discount tickets.)

Tracie Thoms
Tracie Thoms Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Tuesday, November 11
OPENING→ Academy Award nominee John Hawkes makes his stage debut in the world premiere of David Auburn's Lost Lake. Daniel Sullivan directs the two-hander, co-starring Tracie Thoms, which brings two unlikely strangers together at a lakeside rental. (New York City Center, 131 W. 55th St., btwn 6th & 7th Aves. Click here for Playbill Club discount tickets.)

Wednesday, November 12
GO→ "Billy Elliot the Musical Live" comes to a Cineplex near you! The Tony and Olivier Award-winning musical was filmed live in London this past September, featuring a record-breaking 25 former and current Billys coming together on stage in a specially choreographed mash-up finale. (Through Nov. 18, Theatre near you. Info/tickets.)

GO→ Oscar-winning actress, and upcoming Love Letters star, Anjelica Huston sits down with Joy Behar to discuss Huston's coming-of-age memoir, "A Story Lately Told." (7:30 PM, 92nd Street Y, 92nd St. at Lexington Ave. Info/tickets.)

Thursday, November 13
GO→ Perhaps one of jazz's greatest music-making couple, John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey, continue their four-week engagement at the legendary Café Carlyle. (Through Nov. 22, Café Carlyle, 35 E. 76th St., at Madison Ave. Info/tickets.)

Friday, November 14
GO (FREE)→ A three-day marathon public reading of Herman Melville's opus "Moby Dick" kicks off in NYC. Actors, writers, journalists, spoken word performers and literary lions — including Amber Tamblyn, Touré, Tim Federle, Alex Karpovsky and Virginia Heffernan — read Melville's classic tale of Ishmael and the great whale. (Through Nov. 16, multiple NYC locations. Info.)

Today’s Most Popular News: